CT-516 Advanced Digital Communications: Spring 2017, DA-IICT

Course Description

A graduate level course on the principles of digital communication systems. A digital communication system converts the information to be transmitted into a stream of bits, and then into symbols that can be transmitted over wireline or wireless channels. This concept applies regardless of the type of information generating source (audio, video, image, etc.) and the type of information conveying medium or channel (cable, satellites, microwave and terrestrial links, etc.). The course CT516 will combine elegant mathematics and practical applications. Students will study how the application of mathematics to a branch of engineering has lead to a key enabler of today's technology - the digital method of communications.

What you will learn:

  • Information Theory and Channel Coding

    • Entropy and Mutual Information, Channel Capacity

    • Quantization, data compression, block and convolutional codes, Turbo and LDPC codes, decoding methods

  • Estimation and Detection Theory

    • Maximum A Posteriori Decision Theory, Optimum Receivers, Vector-Space Representation of Signals, Probability of Error Analysis, Energy and Spectral Efficiency

  • Transceiver Signal Processing

    • Modulation Theory and Transmitter Design (PSK and QAM modulation formats, pulse shaping, Direct Digital Synthesis), Demodulation Theory and Receiver Design (symbol timing, carrier frequency and phase offset estimation), Intersymbol Interference and Channel Equalization, Flat and Frequency Selective Channel Fading, SIMO Diversity for Fade Mitigation, MIMO Architectures

  • Multiple Access Schemes

    • Spread Spectrum Communications and CDMA ritem OFDM and SC-FDMA